Matt Bevin requests a recanvass of Tuesday night’s Kentucky gubernatorial election citing “irregularities.”

By |2019-11-07T08:04:05-09:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

You had to have seen this coming.

Courtesy of NPR:

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is formally asking for a recanvass of Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, in which vote totals show Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear ahead by just over 5,000 votes. A recanvass is a double-checking of the vote totals and rarely produces different results.

In a statement, Bevin’s campaign manager said: “The people of Kentucky deserve a fair and honest election. With reports of irregularities, we are exercising the right to ensure that every lawful vote was counted.”

Bevin and his campaign have provided no details about election irregularities that they say took place during the race.

University of Kentucky election law professor Joshua Douglas said that other than a recanvass, Bevin’s option is contesting the election, which would be settled by the Republican-led legislature. Kentucky law has no provision for a recount in gubernatorial races. But Douglas was skeptical a recanvass would make much difference for Bevin.

So though the recanvassing is unlikely to change the outcome of the election, if Bevin decides to contest the results we could have another Bush V Gore situation on our hands where a GOP selected group of individuals takes the decison away from the voters and just puts their guy in office.

That would cause a huge backlash, not just in Kentucky, but all across the country that I do not think would help the GOP, or Donald Trump, one little bit. 

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  1. Old Redneck November 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I have seen several reports that Kentucky GOP has told Bevins to STFD, STFU and go away.

    • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      They’ve also warned him not to try to overturn the election using the GOP majority legislature, and warned the legislature not to do it.

      They *know* that if they fuck with this election, the people are going to rebel in 2020. That means no Trump and no McConnell who who else knows who will lose.

  2. ANÓNIMA November 7, 2019 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    “Today’s report documents something we have become all too familiar with: the Trump Administration has repeatedly sought to use foreign policy not to further U.S. interests but the President’s political aims,” Sen. Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said at a press conference to present the report, which is titled “Playing Politics With Humanitarian Protections: How Political Aims Trumped U.S. National Security and the Safety of TPS Recipients.”

  3. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    The Democrat won, he doesn’t need for the loser to concede.

    in other “news” Elf Sessions is going to run for senate and his primary opponent is Roy Moore, such great choices in AL. little donnie told Session he better not run and if he does he is going to attack him and call him a jerk. LOL Wonder what sessions stand on impeachment is.

    • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      After Sessions wins over Roy Pedophile Moore he’ll be facing incumbent Doug Jones.

      Alabama will vote for Sessions because he avoided the Trump taint when he resigned as DOJ AG. Enough time has passed they will have forgotten all the graft and only remember when he was their “favorite” senator.

      Jones will have a fight on his hands to retain his seat.

  4. Bruises That Track Caused November 7, 2019 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    He lost. Just like Sarah lost. Twice. The beauty pageant and the McCain bid.

    • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 2:04 am - Reply

      When she QUIT.

  5. OT? November 8, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply

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  6. OT-FYI November 8, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply


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